ISO 9001 Certification

The No.1 Quality Standard for your organisation

With over 1,000,000 certificate holders worldwide, ISO 9001 is the world's most popular Quality Management Standard.

As a UKAS-accredited body, Centre for Assessment can offer you an impartial, robust and cost effective audit of your Quality Management System leading to ISO 9001 certification for your business or organisation. Contact us or read below to find out more.

 

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ISO 9001
What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 sets out the requirements of a complete Quality Management System (QMS) that can be adapted to suit your organisation. By scrutinising and streamlining your processes against the QMS, your organisation will be far more able to meet your ambitions for sustainability and growth.

Often a requirement for tender applications and with a strong 30-year history, ISO 9001 is widely seen as the most credible, robust and effective business improvement tool on the market.

ISO certification is based on a three-year audit cycle. Your initial audit will take place in two stages. Stage One is a review of your documented Quality Management System. Stage Two looks at the effectiveness of your QMS and leads to certification from us. Centre for Assessment is then required to complete annual review visits over the following two years. We will work with your timeframes for your ISO 9001 audits and assist you if you are unsure about any aspect of the certification process.

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How can ISO 9001 benefit your organisation?

ISO 9001 gives you a framework to drive your business forward, win more contracts and increase your profitability.

Achieving ISO 9001 certification with Centre for Assessment may make you better able to:
  • Win more contracts
  • Increase your reputation and status
  • Increase your profits
  • Improve relationships with your suppliers
  • Manage your people and systems more effectively
  • Commit to continuous improvement
  • Give your business a competitive advantage
  • Receive external recognition of your best practice
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Is ISO 9001 right for you?

If you want to evaluate and improve the way you do business, ISO 9001 certification with Centre for Assessment is the answer.

The Standard is available to businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes. It has always been popular with large, complex organisations but the latest version (published in 2015) makes ISO 9001 certification an equally good option if you have a smaller business. ISO 9001 is often a requirement of supplier contracts and can certainly give you an advantage in tender applications.

Centre for Assessment will help you at every stage of your journey to achieving ISO 9001 certification, including a gap analysis, internal auditor training and professional, robust, value-adding UKAS-accredited audits.

Why should you work with Centre for Assessment?

Centre for Assessment is the ideal provider of your ISO 9001 certification.

We can offer you:

1. UKAS-accredited audits

2. expert auditors located across the UK

3. 20 years' experience

4. friendy, approachable and flexible customer service

5. knowledgeable head office staff

We will support every stage of your journey towards achieving your ISO 9001 certification.

How Much Does it Cost?
Centre for Assessment prides itself not only on the quality of its audits but also its highly competitive fees, with initial audits starting from as little £900. Our fees are calculated based on a number of factors, including how many people work for your organisation and the number of sites from which you operate.
A member of our friendly Business Development team will be happy to talk you through the costs for your organisation or, if you prefer, you can complete an application form to receive a no-obligation audit and certification proposal. Just fill in a form on our website or give us a call.
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Audit and Certification Process
  • 1
    Develop and Implement your Management System

    You may choose to hire a consultant to help you design and implement your Quality Management System. Centre for Assessment does not offer a consultancy service but can provide you with a list of our independent associates. You could opt to use Centre for Assessment to provide a pre-assessment service. Alternatively, you may choose to move forward without seeking external support.

  • 2
    Apply

    Submit an application form online to receive a no-obligation audit proposal for your organisation. If you don't have time to complete this, give us a call and a member of our Business Development team will be happy to help you.

  • 3
    Make Arrangements

    You will be allocated a specialist, experienced auditor who will contact you to introduce themselves, discuss arrangements and book dates for your audit.

  • 4
    Audit Stage One

    The Stage One audit will involve a review of the documents relating to your Quality Management System. Stage One also explores your readiness to move on to Stage Two.

  • 5
    Audit Stage Two

    The Stage Two audit looks at the effectiveness of your Management System, ensuring it is
    successfully implemented and fully operational.

  • 6
    Certification

    Following a technical review by a decision-maker, you will be issued a certificate that is valid for three years. You can advertise the fact that you are certified to the Standard and use the ISO 9001 logo on your website.

  • 7
    Annual Audit

    At 12 and 24 months, review audits will be completed to ensure you are still compliant with ISO 9001. These will be arranged directly with your auditor.

What Our Customers Think

‘The organisation of the audit, the timekeeping of the auditor and the information provided to us pre audit were all excellent.'

David

Bristol

‘Identifying areas of good practice as well as areas for development is always appreciated and helps inform future service planning.’

Josh

Birmingham

‘An excellent, highly professional audit with appropriate suggestions for best practice.’

Tom

Liverpool

Transfer your Certification to Centre for Assessment

If your organisation is already certified to ISO 9001, you may want to consider transferring to Centre for Assessment. Centre for Assessment has lots of experience working with transfer clients, ensuring the required audits take place to avoid a gap in your certification. We do not charge a transfer fee so moving to us can be quick, simple and free.

You may consdier a transfer for many reasons. Perhaps you need a more robust audit from a UKAS-accredited certification body. You may need an improved level of service or a more affordable price. Whatever the reason, if you want to transfer to us, or do a cost comparison with your exisiting provider, we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you do transfer to us, we will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. Simply contact us and a member of our Business Development team will be happy to help.

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What Other Services Can We Offer You?
Centre of Assessment is a one-stop shop for all your certification and training needs, adding value to your organisation and helping you achieve your objectives.

Before your audit, we can provide you with an impartial Pre-Assessment to help you understand if you are ready for ISO 9001 certification. We can also provide integrated audits with additional Standards such as ISO 14001 (Environment), 27001 (Information Security) and 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety), to save you time and money.

Our extensive training portfolio will further support your organisation in meeting its goals. Get in touch with us to find out more about the full range of services we can offer to you.

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